thysanuran insect

thysanuran insect
noun
primitive wingless insects: bristletail
Syn: ↑thysanuron
Hypernyms: ↑insect
Member Holonyms: ↑Thysanura, ↑order Thysanura

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  • thysanuran — /thuy seuh noor euhn, nyoor , this euh /, adj. 1. Also, thysanurous. belonging or pertaining to the order Thysanura, comprising the bristletails. n. 2. a thysanuran insect; bristletail. [1820 30; < NL Thysanur(a) ( < Gk thýsan(os) tassel + oura,… …   Universalium

  • thysanuran — /θɪsəˈnjurən/ (say thisuh nyoohruhn) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Thysanura, an order of wingless insects, with long filamentous caudal appendages, to which the bristletails belong. –noun 2. a thysanuran insect. {New Latin Thysanūra… …  

  • fish insect — silverfish, a primitive, wingless thysanuran insect with a body covered in silvery scales, commonly found in houses, e.g. Lepisma saccharina …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-insect — silverfish, a primitive, wingless thysanuran insect with a body covered in silvery scales, commonly found in houses, e.g. Lepisma saccharina …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • jumping bristletail — noun wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed • Syn: ↑machilid • Hypernyms: ↑thysanuran insect, ↑thysanuron • Member Holonyms: ↑Machilidae, ↑family Machilidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • silverfish — /sil veuhr fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) silverfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) silverfishes. 1. a white or silvery goldfish, Carassius auratus. 2. any of various other silvery fishes, as the tarpon, silversides, or… …   Universalium

  • Lepisma saccharina — noun silver grey wingless insect found in houses feeding on book bindings and starched clothing • Syn: ↑silverfish • Hypernyms: ↑thysanuran insect, ↑thysanuron • Member Holonyms: ↑Lepisma, ↑genus Lepisma …   Useful english dictionary

  • machilid — noun wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed • Syn: ↑jumping bristletail • Hypernyms: ↑thysanuran insect, ↑thysanuron • Member Holonyms: ↑Machilidae, ↑f …   Useful english dictionary

  • thysanuron — noun primitive wingless insects: bristletail • Syn: ↑thysanuran insect • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑bristletail, ↑silverfish, ↑Lepisma saccharina, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • silverfish — 1) any fish having silvery scales. Now used in Britain by anglers to denote a group of cyprinids such as the bream, Abramis brama, but excluding sought after carp (Cyprinus carpio) and other non silvery appearing species 2) a silvery variety of… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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